Morning Read: The Obama Factor in NY-9, Cy Vance's DSK Shift

The race to replace Rep. Anthony Weiner makes the front page of the New York Times. (via

Libya: Rebels take Tripoli, greeted as heros. Qaddafi’s two sons reportedly captured. [Kareem Fahim and David Kirkpatrick / New York Times]

2012: “Perry-Giuliani ticket would absolutely defeat the Obama-Biden,” predicts former NY GOP Chairman Powers. [Fred Dicker / NY Post]

2012: “He didn’t look presidential at all” former Staten Island borough president Molinari said of T-Paw. [Tom Wrobleski / SI Advance]

2012: “The federal debt runup was rivaled only by what we did in New York under George Pataki,” said GOP Assemblyman Kirwan. [Ken Lovett and Alison Gendar / Daily News]

NY-9: The race is “a referendum on the president and his party that is highlighting the surprisingly raw emotions of the electorate.” [Michael Barbaro / New York Times]

NY-9: Firemen endorse Weprin. [Alison Gendar / Daily News]

NY-9: “Five-figure sums” coming in from national GOP to help Turner. [Carl Campanile and Sally Goldenberg / NY Post]

Pressure: Schneiderman resisting Obama aide’s push for settlement with banks over mortgage crisis. [Gretchen Morgenson / New York Times]

Same-Sex Marriage: “One in four New York newlyweds is gay.” [Jeremy Olshan / NY Post]

Cop Arrested: “The DA is arresting cops, indicting cops,” said officer accused of raping teacher. [Jennifer Cunningham / Daily News]

DSK: “Every time she was confronted with her lies, she would blame someone else” law enforcement official said of accuser. [Rashbaum, Eligon and Dwyer / New York Times]

DSK: “Sometimes you wonder if even they [DSK and accuser] know” what really happened. [Mike Lupica / Daily News]

DSK: Accuser “repeatedly deceived prosecutors,” and will be outlined in new details to be revealed by Vance’s office shortly. [Laura Italiano / NY Post]

DSK: Accuser’s lawyer will seek special prosecutor to replace Vance. [John Eligon / New York Times]

Monserrate: Now, a bribery charge? [Mitchell Maddux / NY Post]

Labor: Cuomo’s CSEA contract “go[es] far beyond anything Bloomberg ever achieved with city unions.” [Michael Goodwin / NY Post]

Strike: Transport Workers Union Local 100 contract renewal won’t be easy. [Pete Donohue / Daily News]

Audits: DiNapoli’s report on MTA “failed to show any actual waste” and didn’t look at what really drove toll hikes. [Daily News]

Buffalo: Dem chairman’s departure and moving Assemblyman Hoyt to non-elected post clears way for Mayor Byron Brown “can act as a statesman.” [Buffalo News]

Books: One-time Paterson aide Judy Smith writing about communication industry. [Page Six / NY Post]

Sex Offenders: City of North Tonawanda’s law is stricter than state’s, lawyer representing three-time child molester suing. [Thomas Prohaska / Buffalo News] Morning Read: The Obama Factor in NY-9, Cy Vance's DSK Shift